Apple’s new iPhone XR Clear Case costs $39: Here are five cheaper alternatives

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The iPhone XR has been out for more than a month, but Apple is only just now getting around to offering a case for it. As expected, it’s clear to show off the natural color of iPhone XR. And also as expected, it’s not cheap.

At $39, Apple's iPhone XR Clear Case costs as much as the colored silicone cases Apple sells for the iPhone XS and XS Max, and you don't get a cool color choice or an embossed Apple logo. Fortunately, you don’t need to look too far to find a cheaper one. It might not be crafted with the same “blend of optically clear polycarbonate and flexible TPU materials” as Apple’s, but they’ll surely protect your phone from bumps just as well. Here are five of the highest rated alternatives on Amazon right now:

iPhone XR Clear Cases

Spigen Ultra Hybrid

Spigen Ultra Hybrid
MSRP $29.99
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Price: $12

Standout feature: Raised bezels lift screen and camera off flat surfaces

Rating: 4 stars/239 reviews

Tozo Ultra-Thin Transparent Flexible Cover

Tozo Ultra-Thin Transparent Flexible Cover
MSRP $23.99
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Price: $10

Standout feature: Ultra thin & lightweight, with only 1.3mm thickness

Rating: 4.5 stars/175 reviews

Mkeke Clear Anti-Scratch Shock Absorption Cover Case

Mkeke Clear Anti-Scratch Shock Absorption Cover Case
MSRP $10.99
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Price: $7

Standout feature: Shockproof air space cushioning

Rating: 4.5 stars/242 reviews

ESR Essential Zero case

ESR Essential Zero case
MSRP $10.99
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Price: $11

Standout feature: Imported TPU helps ensure HD clarity and anti-yellowing

Rating: 4.5 stars/91 reviews

Caseology Waterfall case

Caseology Waterfall case
MSRP $12.99
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Price: $13

Standout feature: Durable scratch-resistant clear cover

Rating: 4.5 stars/31 reviews

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